Chris Ashton could be banned for England’s Six Nations crusade in the wake of being refered to for an occurrence in Saracens’ diversion against Ulster.
The winger has been refered to for professedly reaching the eye(s) and/or eye range of Ulster focus Luke Marshall amid Saturday’s European Champions Cup match, European Professional Club Rugby has declared.
Saracens won 33-17 to book their place in the quarter-finals of the opposition.
The base time of suspension for such an offense is 12 weeks, which would preclude Ashton, if he be discovered blameworthy, for the whole Six Nations. The competition keeps running from February 6 until March 19.
“EPCR has gotten a refering to protestation against the Saracens wing, Chris Ashton (No 14), taking after the European Rugby Champions Cup Round 5 match against Ulster Rugby on Saturday, 16 January 2016,” read an announcement.
“Ashton is claimed to have reached the eye(s) and/or eye region of the Ulster focus, Luke Marshall (No 13), in the sixteenth moment of the match in negation of Law 10.4 (m). The objection was by the match Citing Commissioner, Yves Thieffine (France).
“Jean-Noel Couraud (France) has been named as the autonomous Judicial Officer for the disciplinary listening to which will occur in London on Wednesday 20 January 2016.”
Ashton has been generally sponsored to make the beginning line-up for new mentor Eddie Jones’ first amusement in control, however his prompt playing prospects now lay on a disciplinary listening to which will happen on Wednesday.
Clermont’s Viktor Kolelishvili additionally confronts a conceivably restless hold up after a peculiar occurrence in which he pushed official Wayne Barnes amid his side’s 21-13 rout at Ospreys.
The Georgia flanker was lined up in resistance around the edges of a ruck when he pushed the English ref, who was remained before him watching out for the breakdown.
At the time the 26-year-old got away with only a berating, however his case will now be surveyed at a hearing on January 19.